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  1. Tourney thoughts, a little O.J. and the Lopez twins

    I spent the weekend lounging around the Sports Guy Mansion, watching college basketball and waiting for the Milwaukee Bucks to contact me about their suddenly vacant GM job. You're not going to believe this, but they never did. And you know what? I c...

    Blog | March 24, 2008
  2. Time to put the Trade Machine to work

    "Hello everyone, I'm WWE announcer Jim Ross. We'd like to welcome you to another excit-..." (We hear the sound of glass breaking and the beginning of Joe Esposito's "You're the Best Around" blaring from the loudspeakers.) "Wait a second, what's tha...

    Blog | Conversation | February 20, 2008
  3. Careful what you ask for, Mr. Marion

    A few weeks ago, I flew to Vancouver, British Columbia, for an EA Sports shoot. The company was filming five NBA players, including Paul Pierce and Shawn Marion, in motion capture suits for "NBA Live 08," so EA offered me a chance to join them and be...

    Blog | Conversation | September 26, 2007
  4. Blazers don't deserve Bowie 2.0

    Warning: Do not read this if you're a Portland Trail Blazers fan. The three-word e-mail came this morning from someone who knows things: "Oden -- microfracture surgery." My three-word response: "Oh. My. God." It's one of the saddest stories ...

    Blog | Conversation | September 13, 2007
  5. Are you ready for some basketball?

    Good news for NBA junkies: Leading up to the 2007-08 season, ESPN Classic asked me to pick games for a limited seven-week run on Wednesday nights. So, I steered away from staples like the Bird-Dominique shootout and the MJ Flu Game and picked seven g...

    Blog | Conversation | September 07, 2007
  6. Time to fix the NBA playoffs

    We'll remember the 2007 NBA playoffs for seven reasons: 1. LeBron's 48 Special. 2. Oakland's dynamic crowds and Dallas' collapse during the Warriors-Mavs series. 3. The Stoudemire/Diaw suspensions and subsequent fallout. 4. May 22. 5. The da...

    Blog | Conversation | June 13, 2007
  7. Housecleaning time: Clips, links and e-mail

    We're long overdue for some major housecleaning (links, e-mails and follow-up thoughts), but before we get to that, I have three thoughts from the weekend, including one about "The Sopranos," so get ready for a spoiler alert: 1. It seems like the Pi...

    Blog | Conversation | June 04, 2007
  8. We'll never forget LeBron's 48-Point Game

    Around 8:15 p.m. on the West Coast, I called a buddy who works for the Celtics and left him the following message: "It's 91-91 and heading to overtime ... just wanted to say, you better hope the Cavs lose this game because there's no stopping LeB...

    Blog | Conversation | June 01, 2007
  9. 20 reasons to heart Cavs-Pistons

    My editors asked me to tackle the 20 most fascinating subplots from the Cavs-Pistons series as we head into Thursday night's crucial Game 5. Frankly, I wasn't sure if this was possible ... but screw it, let's give it a whirl. 20. (Blank) 19. (Bl...

    Blog | Conversation | May 31, 2007
  10. Seven trade possibilities for Kobe

    Well, it finally happened -- Black Mamba came out and demanded a trade from the Lakers. The proclamation happened during an interview on Stephen A. Smith's radio show in New York City on Wednesday. Here were my first three reactions: 1. Cool, I actu...

    Blog | Conversation | May 30, 2007
  11. Thinking about the NBA playoffs while web surfing

    All right, we're pulling out all the stops today: NBA playoff thoughts, reader e-mails, follow-ups to last Friday's mailbag, some weekly links ... it's like the garage sale of basketball blogs. But before we get to that, I need to show you something:...

    Blog | Conversation | May 18, 2007
  12. One basketball nation, under Duncan

    If you want to win a championship, Tim Duncan remains the best player in the league to accomplish that particular goal. We covered most of the reasons in last week's magazine column, but three points couldn't be mentioned because of the 1,200-word li...

    Blog | Conversation | May 14, 2007
  13. NellieBall isn't built for the long haul

    With the Warriors heading for one of those gut-wrenching, "How the hell did we lose that series?" exits, just remember, there are specific reasons why they're trailing Utah 2-zip. Warriors fans can look back at Game 1 and say, "If Stephen Jackson mak...

    Blog | Conversation | May 10, 2007
  14. Nowitzki's career is on the clock

    Dirk Nowitzki was outscored by Maurice Ager. Dirk Nowitzki didn't attempt a shot from closer than 13 feet. Dirk Nowitzki got dunked on by Matt Barnes. Dirk Nowitzki finished with more turnovers than field goals. Dirk Nowitzki's 67-win team got bounce...

    Blog | Conversation | May 04, 2007
  15. The power of the roar of the crowd

    It's easy to discount the spiritual impact of basketball crowds if you haven't attended a playoff game with special fans before. There's no way to understand it unless it definitely has happened to you. Then you know. As strange as this sounds, it's ...

    Blog | Conversation | May 03, 2007
  16. Sorry, Dirk, you're no MVP

    We're headed for the most awkward moment in NBA history within the next 10 days. Here's how it will play out: (We see Jim Gray, David Stern and Dirk Nowitzki standing awkwardly in front of a single camera at halftime of a Round 2 playoff game.) ...

    Blog | Conversation | May 01, 2007